Let’s talk about the head vs the heart. Or in other terms our mind vs our intuition. We like to try to solve our problems though our thoughts and our brains. We think that if we obsess over an issue, we’ll be able to solve it for ourselves and avoid getting hurt. But the overthinking is self sabotaging and keeps us distanced from living our lives fully. We are starting to see that it’s getting us nowhere. We can’t move freely. It’s easy to confuse fear with intuition...thinking that the fear is our intuition warning us. But this is not intuition. This is just fear tricking us...the ego desperate to stay intact. Intuition actually exists in our hearts and our bodies. Do you see how much brighter the cards on the bottom are (taking up the heart-space)...they represent clarity and movement forward. The cards up at top that are taking up the head-space are dark and completely paralyzing. Our bodies are wiser than our heads. Our bodies don’t have the thoughts and stories we’ve created to compete with and sift through in order to find the answers. What is your body trying to tell you? Do you even know that you can ask it? Try this exercise: start with a decision that does not hold a lot of weight for you (should I have chicken or steak for dinner? / Should I go to bed early or spend another hour working on my project?, etc). Write both options on pieces of paper, fold them, and shuffle until you have lost track of which is which. Put the pieces of paper on the ground then stand above each one. Become aware of your body’s sensations and witness how your body feels. Take your time standing above them both...moving back and forth. Just practice witnessing your body’s reaction. It might take a minute, but you will start to feel a sensation pulling you more strongly towards one paper over the other (everyone’s sensation is a little different). Pick it up, read it, and follow suit knowing it is the answer that you need most in this moment. Kinda like magic..but your own magic.
We want so badly to move forward. We are craving newness and change, but we are getting stuck when it comes to knowing exactly what that looks like. Mars is being a little wild child right now (plus we are in Aries season), so we may have an intense desire to accomplish and conquer; however, Mercury is in its retrograde period and is stalling our movement - causing our clarity to be a little foggy and also reminding us of our past traumas and hurts. We are being called to examine where we have come from and take responsibility for it...and when I say that, I don’t mean take responsibility for what we did or who we hurt (although yes)...I mean that we are meant to really examine the fears and insecurities that set us up for those situations in the first place. We will not be granted permission to move forward before we release these self-sabotaging beliefs. We have not yet been gifted the clarity and inspiration that we are desperate for because the universe is protecting us from a false start. What we need to do while we are in this limbo stage is to truly dig in to cultivating our own inner peace and self-love. The current might feel slow right now, but it will pick up pace as we continue to ground ourselves...and the only true way forward will be through having the strength and courage to cultivate compassion for ourselves.
Guys, you aren’t as ‘stuck’ as you would like to believe. Check out the 8 of swords...this woman stands there immobile and paralyzed. The swords surrounding her create the illusion of a cage...but it’s only an illusion. If she wanted, there’s an opening for her to walk through...and she could easily squirm out of the fabric that she’s tied up in...then remove her blindfold. She almost chooses to stay stuck. There’s some reality she doesn’t want to face. Why are you so continent to stay bound and tied by your own misconception of being unable to move? Is it money, maybe? Is it the fear that you don’t have enough to do what you want or that if you do take a risk, the money you need won’t show up for you? Maybe you already feel overwhelmed by all the expenses in your current life. How could you possibly keep up with those and also continue take on a new risk or two? Here’s the thing...money will show up for you once you aren’t scared of it. If you expect it to be there as you need it, it will find it way to you....especially when you put your dreams and desires before your need to cash in. So, loosen up. You aren’t stuck. You do have options. And some really wonderful opportunities on the way. But you have to be open and willing to lean in the faith that you will receive compensation for all of your effort and bravery. Cause you will. ✨✨✨
Happy Valentines Day! It’s time to take inventory of the openness of our hearts. You or someone around you may be stuck in the past and/or afraid it will repeat itself. This is causing a hesitancy and stalling all potential progress...a refusal to move forward...almost a stubbornness to remain passive aggressive about it all....(there must be some sort of comfort in being in the limbo of it all). Can we try on another perspective about our pasts that might bring some much needed peace to the situation? What if our past is our greatest teacher? Shaping and molding us to who we are today. Preparing us for all that we want and in such a profound way that we can sustain it once it shows up for us. We can’t expect our dreams and desires to manifest if our hearts are closed. Start with developing a relationship with gratitude for your past. Cultivate your own faith. And get ready to say yes.
Sorry to break it to you, but your overthinking about a situation in your life is not serving you. You’re hashing out every little detail... obsessing over the pros and cons list that is piling up in your head. You are trying to predetermine the outcome and it’s the thing that’s keeping you in limbo and preventing the flow of your life to happen organically and magically. What is your relationship with confusion? Maybe you use it to keep people at arms length, avoid making a decision, or taking important risks in your life.... What would your life look like if you started to listen to your own inner knowing and trust it w/ out the constant back and forth? Are you afraid of what clarity might uncover for you? Maybe you fear potential regret...or that you’ll hold it against yourself if you make a mistake? How about deal with all that if you even get there. You know what you want and where you want to go. And it’s showing up for you...rooting you on. Get out of your head and lean into the opportunities and the gifts that are being presented to you in your life. Start saying yes and watch your miracles unfold...that is; of course, if you are willing to give up your codependency with confusion.
Hang on. You are getting there. You are emerging. Even if it doesn’t feel like you are. Even if you have no solid proof. You are. Movement right now might be very slow, but maybe there is good reason for it that you aren’t privy to yet. There can be wisdom in the waiting if you are willing to let it be. Allow things to marinate. Surrender to the timing that is not your own. Lean back. Heal what comes up to be healed. These moments of stillness give you a chance to be extra intentional about your next moves when the opportunity does present itself. And it will. And when it does, you will be ready for it. In the meantime, you are recalibrating to become the perfect match for the perfect next thing/person/opportunity of your dreams. It’ll all make sense as it unfolds...You’ll see. ✨🔮✨
The only thing in our way is our own hesitancy. We know what we need to do and where we want to go. But we can get so stuck in a cycle of second guessing ourselves. Where in our lives do we use confusion as a safety net...as a way to avoid taking risks and moving forward? It can become a great excuse that we use to stall ourselves and also a powerful tactic to keep people at arms length. This week’s cards are asking us to witness where all this second guessing plays a part in our lives and to also start seeing how this mental pattern contributes to manifesting the same in people and situations around us. If we are uncertain, it only creates panic and uncertainty in the other person, which causes them to put up their guard, which gives us more reason to second guess it all...and so it goes on and on until the whole thing crumbles. Find your own inner knowing and ground yourself there. Then follow through with your commitments with confidence and watch your lives and relationships start to stabilize and take deeper roots.
Guys, it’s really amazing that we are learning our lessons! All that heartache, betrayal, and dis-ease that we have endured and grown from in our past is our greatest strength if we are using it wisely. But please check yourself. As you find yourself dreaming and scheming about the new year and further on, please be mindful of how you may be potentially letting your past hurts dictate your openness to all the opportunities and adventures on the horizon. We have a tendency to try to manipulate our lives and guard ourselves in an attempt to protect us from recreating past upsets, yet it is that exact reaction to our past that keeps us continually circling back. Our defenses might mean well, but they almost always play out as self sabotage. It’s that tiny voice in the back of your head that warns you ‘be careful...this might end up the same way as the last.’ And so it does. This fear may seem as tiny as a speck of stardust, but it has the power to control your whole universe. Expect and intend for this time to end up differently. Trust that you have learned your lessons. Sooth that inner whisper that keeps you forever on guard. You’ll find that the cycle will start to morph and the things you have wanted so deeply will start to show up and stick around. How miraculous, right?!? You are more powerful than you know! ✨✨
We are learning our lessons. A recent situation/habit that became overwhelming in its toxicity and intensity is now loosening is grip on us. We are seeing ourselves with a new sense of worthiness. We now know that we are responsible for having manifested it into our life. Most importantly, we are recognizing the power of our own expectations. After all, we get what we expect. Maybe we expected that relationship to fall apart and so it did. Maybe we expected to not be considered for a job promotion, and so we weren't. Maybe it's as simple as how we expect our friends and families to show up for us in our lives and so that's how they end up showing up. Maybe you want more for yourself and your relationships. Where in your life are you accepting crumbs or leftovers because you think you might not get better? We must be willing to raise our standards and challenge our expectations. We deserve all that we desire. Let's dream a little bigger and want a little more. Everything works out for our highest good anyway, so why not expect the best. 🔮🔮
'Do you go to them or let them come to you?' Where in our lives are we wasting our time by holding ourselves back from going after what we want...or even waiting for someone else to make a decision for us? Limbo is toxic and keeps us down. It feeds into our insecurities and doubts. It threatens our deepest desires and dreams and our sense of deservedness. Our desires are not meant to be illusions that torture us-they are meant to be manifested. Let's find the strength to stand up and get out of our own way. Let's fend off any self-sabotaging thoughts. The universe responds to our movements. And our movements are a reflection of our thoughts. Fake it till you make it if you need to. Just make a move. You'll survive. There is always a reward on the other side of our bravery.
The truth is coming out and we are sifting through it all and trying to decide where we are meant to go from here. We have impulses and desires to move in particular directions, but our thoughts and fears are stalling us. We are getting caught up in focusing on what others will think and feel about our decisions. We are playing out all the worst case scenarios in our heads. We are psyching ourselves out and trying to avoid it all completely. We intuit that what we want and where we want to go will make us victorious and yet we are letting our past traumas dictate our lack of movement and paralysis. Take the leap of faith. You are not the same person that you were before. You can trust that you will be able to take care of yourself in ways you couldn't previously. Your life will support you and the people around you will benefit from it...even if you can't see that as a possibility. You walking into your joy will give them permission to walk into their own. ✨
Y'all, shit is about to get good! Where in your life have you been doing the work? Digging deep, taking risks, and building a solid foundation? The magic of the universe is coming in to match your efforts and the outcome will likely be greater than you could imagine. Now is not the time to wallow in self pity or doubt. You're job now is to work on being open to the rewards that are on their way. Prepare yourself for their manifestation. Pay attention to all the signs and synchronicities and let them comfort you if your faith and hope become wavering. It is coming. I see it. Much love! 💕
Where in our lives do we find ourselves giving more than we get? We become exhausted, resentful, and even mistrustful. We label the other as selfish or needy. But what if we changed our perspective? What if instead of seeing that person as a taker, we see them as a receiver? Maybe in all of our giving, we've lost touch with the power that lies in being able to receive. Maybe on some level, we find ourselves giving so much as a tactic to avoid the vulnerability of having a need. When we can't take in a compliment, or refuse to ask for help, or even let ourselves always be the last to speak, we are robbing the other person of the opportunity to give and in return truly connect with us. But we also rob ourselves of the experience of the joy and fulfillment that comes with receiving. Instead of pulling back on our giving, how can we practice being on the receiving end instead?
'Those days are gone forever.' Same shit, different day is no longer an option. Where in our lives are we seeing reaccuring patterns even when we are opposite new characters and situations? Are we even paying attention? Where do we find ourselves running to another lover, friend, or payroll hoping for relief and distraction just to find ourselves reunited with the same stories that got us walking away in the first place? We are so quick to blame others for what isn't working in our lives, but we are the common denominator. The patterns that creep up that hold us back are merely a reflection of our own relationship with our self worth. If we truly want to transform our lives and untangle what no longer serves us, we must stop running, we must slow down, we must dig deep, and we must work to heal the wounds that make us feel unworthy. This depth of healing is where our true power lies and is the foundation for creating our own miracles.
'Now here you go again, you say you need your freedom. Well, who am I to keep you down?' If it is meant for us, it will come back. Don't hold your dreams and you desires hostage by getting caught up in the waiting and in the not having it. Dream big and then let it go. How miraculous will it be when it unfolds once you finally give up control over the outcome. Give the universe the chance to blow your mind. Know what you know then let it go. ✨✨
The wheel of fortune will turn whether you are on board or not. Will you struggle against the tide or let yourself flow with the currents? Grasping, pushing, pulling are all the makings of a bumpy ride. Give yourself a break. Lean back. Know that what will be, will be, and it will always be for your highest good.
There is a call to move forward. And to move forward together in love and light. The knight of cups is presenting an opportunity to go deeper and in doing so, reap the rewards. But will we let our dark sides (the moon) control how we do so and the time that it takes? Where do our fears and anxieties keep us from receiving the good stuff? What are we holding at arms length in an effort to control what may hurt us? We must do things differently than in the past. We can no longer afford to react based on our fears. We have to move ahead out of optimism and bravery and self worth. It is yours to have and yours to have now if you are willing to look at it differently.
Timing is divine. When the lovers is surrounded by the 3 of wands (waiting for your ships to come in) and the 4 of swords (recouperation/meditation) there is something on hold in the situation and you may be feeling stalled. They are crowned by the 10 of pentacles (happy, abundant family life) and 6 of cups (innocent, pure, deep soulmate bond), so just because it's not showing up right now, doesn't mean it's not there for you. Timing knows better than we do. We need to temper the habit of getting ourselves stuck in the discomfort and distress of waiting for our desires to unfold. What if we could change our perspective about waiting? What if instead of thinking of it as holding what we want away from us and threatening our chances of ever having it, we can learn to see how it's actually protecting us, allowing us space to work on ourselves...so that when it aligns us with an outcome far greater than we could imagine, we are ready for it! There can be wisdom in the waiting. ✨✨